Thread: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!
Are you sure you are not thinking about Encre Noire Pour Elle??
All reviews of the EN EDP do mention vetiver, in stronger concentration than EDT, though perhaps not quite as strong as "EDP" would suggest. I guess most of the exorbitant price tag of the EDP is for the crystal flacon, not necessarily the juice being that much better than the EDT. Lalique is famous for making over the top flacons and selling them for $2000-$3000, or more... (can't wait to try their new Bentley fragrance!)
MarquisdeSod, this is the best topic I have seen in years on this forum.
I've said it before, I'm a fan of your posts.
The funny thing is, that I don't agree with what you said about Kouros and such.
I do agree that EN has a sharp and pungent vetiver that I don't like either.
Nobody should feel offended. MarquisdeSod is not holding back and I love that.
Please add this review to the Fragrance Directory.
I'm looking forward to more of your reviews.
You should try Eau Sauvage Parfum. It's my holy grail vetiver.
I have no problem with someone disliking a fragrance I like. I do have a problem with someone who claims that those who like something he dislikes must enjoy offending people.The Op didn't just register his opinion. He impugned the character of anybody who might not share his extraordinarily pinched taste.
it smells exactly like vetiver by guerlain for me, not my piece of cake..
I'm mixed on Encre Noire. I do like it, but the synthetic/inky vibe in the drydown is not my favorite.
I'm thinking Timbuktu may be a better vetiver for me.
Vetiver with mistery and darkness in its composition, definitely not an everyday scent
"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
Especially the latest formulation is great.
"Le parfum est la musique du corps" (Marcel Rochas)
Signature: Dior Sauvage (Francois Demachy,2015)
Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas/Roger Pellegrino,1980)
Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum (Jaques Polge, 2014)
Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir [vintage] (Pierre Wargnye,1982)
Aventus by Creed (Olivier Creed/Erwin Creed,2010)
Armani Code Special Blend (2015)
Armani Code/Black Code (Antoine Maisondieu/Antoine Lie,2004)
YSL La Nuit de l'homme (Anne Flipo/Pierre Wargnye/Dominique Ropion,2009)
Encre Noire is one of my favourites. But then I love vetiver. YMMV.
I love cologne.
I really dislike EN, and it is not at all fresh smelling. Not at all a scent I would want to project. I like Guerlain's take much better, in fact that one would be a favorite if they toned down the spice just a bit.
OP, congratulations that was the dumbest post I've had the pleasure of reading this month. You would've saved everyone the time having to read through paragraph after paragraph by simply stating "I don't care/like encre noir." I don't even like EN, for the record. Have some negs for your post.
Meh, horses for courses ... that's English for YMMV, or some such.
It's nice stuff.
There, three lines.
EN is something I enjoy wearing anywhere and anytime; it's a beautiful fragrance that is appropriate for any occasion. I don't find it too "dark," as the musk in the dry down softens it and adds to it's beauty. I actually purchased a back up bottle as a hedge against possible reformulation. Amazing reading how different people's perception of a fragrance can be!